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#1 aidenkael   User is offline

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Interview Question: What is your favorite HTTP Verb and why?

Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:10 AM

So I just got this question in a phone interview, and it made me pause for a hot second. How can one have a favorite verb? They are all for different functions, and each has a place and purpose. My answer was this:

Each verb is like a tool in your toolbox. If you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Each verb is for a different action, and each verb has it's place in programming.

What would you guys say?

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Re: Interview Question: What is your favorite HTTP Verb and why?

Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:14 AM

GET
... because of patriarchy.
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Re: Interview Question: What is your favorite HTTP Verb and why?

Posted 01 August 2016 - 01:02 PM

POST.. because of the anticipation of a package, perhaps a gift! But I probably wouldn't/shouldn't say that in response to an interview question.

Mind you, it is a silly question, so probably deserves a silly answer.
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Re: Interview Question: What is your favorite HTTP Verb and why?

Posted 01 August 2016 - 01:31 PM

PUT, cause I am always puttin' something somewhere
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Re: Interview Question: What is your favorite HTTP Verb and why?

Posted 02 August 2016 - 11:29 PM

GET

Because the session allows me to request the data from a certain specific source.
The only problem is, it is cashed so if you refresh the browser it will not rid the data.
I didn't know, methods are called VERBS. Maybe I am noob after all.

EDIT: I wonder what they call JQuery functions these days.

"What is your favorite Jake Weary theme?"

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#6 aidenkael   User is offline

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Re: Interview Question: What is your favorite HTTP Verb and why?

Posted 11 August 2016 - 01:11 PM

So I just had the third interview with this company (fingers crossed!) and it looks like my answer was exactly what they wanted. They loved that I didn't just pick one and that I demonstrated a deeper understanding of what verbs actually are and their uses. Not that anyone could really have a bad answer here, but they wanted creativity.
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Re: Interview Question: What is your favorite HTTP Verb and why?

Posted 19 October 2016 - 03:03 PM

View Postaidenkael, on 11 August 2016 - 01:11 PM, said:

So I just had the third interview with this company (fingers crossed!) and it looks like my answer was exactly what they wanted. They loved that I didn't just pick one and that I demonstrated a deeper understanding of what verbs actually are and their uses. Not that anyone could really have a bad answer here, but they wanted creativity.


Good luck
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Re: Interview Question: What is your favorite HTTP Verb and why?

Posted 19 October 2016 - 11:16 PM

HEAD.
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